欧州はブーメラン効果による経済困難にいつまで耐えられるか: ずくなしの冷や水



Rising cost of living sparks massive protests in UK and Ireland
Thousands-strong crowds demonstrated across the two countries
Thousands of protesters marched in London on Saturday, accusing the government of failing to tackle the rapidly rising cost of living in the UK. Similar marches took place in multiple Irish cities, where citizens are facing the same struggles.

Demonstrators marched from Portland Place to Parliament Square in the British capital, where Trade Unions Congress (TUC) leader Frances O’Grady blamed decades of austerity policies for rising costs and wage stagnation.

“Prices are skyrocketing, yet boardroom bonuses are back to bumper levels,” she told the crowd. “Everyone who works for a living deserves to earn a decent living, but UK workers are suffering the longest and harshest squeeze on their earnings in modern history.”

“If we don’t get pay rising across the economy, we will just keep lurching from crisis to crisis. This cost of living emergency has not come out of the blue. It is the result of more than a decade of standstill wages.”




UK’s biggest rail strike in 30 years to go ahead
The announcement came after weeks of fruitless negotiations with employers over pay and benefits
One of Britain’s fastest growing labor unions announced on Saturday that a series of planned strikes on the rail network and London Tube next week will be held. The action is expected to become the biggest walkout on the railway network in 30 years.

Following weeks of negotiations between the union Rail Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) and the employers – Network Rail, train companies and London Underground – over pay and benefits schemes, the labor organization said in a statement that “no viable settlements to the disputes have been created.”

The union accused the Conservative government of “transport austerity.” According to the RMT, cutting £4 billion of funding from Britain’s transport system resulted in decreased benefits for workers, job cuts, worsening working practices and even pay cuts.


US Treasury weighs in on recession prospects
Secretary Janet Yellen says that despite serious issues, a recession is not certain at this point
A full recession in the US is not “at all inevitable” despite an economy that is slowing down, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen claimed on ABC’s This Week program on Sunday.

“As the labor market has recovered and we have reached full employment, it’s natural now that we expect to transition to steady and stable growth,” she said, arguing that while maintaining a strong labor market “is going to take skill and luck,” it’s not impossible.

The Treasury secretary insisted “consumer spending remains very strong” despite record lows in consumer confidence. According to a recent report from the University of Michigan, consumer confidence has reached a rock-bottom outlook of 50.2 points, a statistic not seen since the stagflation era of the early 1980s.

Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal has revealed that some 44% of economists believe a recession will arrive within the year.

During the interview, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos reminded Yellen that she and the administration of US President Joe Biden had been wrong last year when they claimed the uptick in inflation was a transitory phenomenon ahead of what turned out to be its steepest rise in four decades.

Acknowledging that “inflation is really unacceptably high” and would remain so for the rest of the year at a minimum, the Treasury secretary placed the blame on “Russia’s war on Ukraine.” She also admitted that sanctions on Moscow over Ukraine are backfiring against average Americans, saying that “there are some spillovers to us as well.”
ジャネット・イエレン財務長官は、経済が減速しているにもかかわらず、米国の完全なリセッションは「全く避けられない」わけではないと、日曜日にABCの番組『This Week』で主張した。







posted by ZUKUNASHI at 16:37| Comment(0) | ウクライナ
お名前: [必須入力]

メールアドレス: [必須入力]


コメント: [必須入力]